ASTUR language courses
The element of language and language acquisition is one of the four pillars on which our success is based. More information about the four primary areas of ASTUR can be found here. The pillar of language is realised through a range of language courses, adapted to the specific conditions of all our language travel programmes. While a few characteristics of ASTUR language courses - such as provision of learning material, teacher qualification or the guaranteed maximum number of students per language class - are identical in each language travel programme, we still pay attention to optimally adapt our language courses to the specifics made necessary, when camp, class trip/group travel or One-to-One programmes are booked.
The ASTUR approach
It is very easy to combine your holiday plans and your free time with with educational impulses, adding more value to your time. As soon as you realise that your communication attempts in a foreign language are successful, your motivation to keep studying is boosted considerably. That feeling of assurance you get, once you find out that you can manage your daily life in a foreign language, is simply fantastic. Through an ASTUR language course you will reap a lasting benefit when it comes to your performance at home, because you will have found new motivation to study German. Furthermore, it definitely leaves an impression to be taught by mother-tongue teachers, who may sound very differently than your own teachers at home.
The one standard question about language courses asks, "is it worth it at all?" We can answer this question with a confident "Yes". For, even though ASTUR language courses may range from "just" 6 to a maximum of 25 units, students will in fact spend much more time dealing with/communicating through the language (listening and comprehension as well as language usage).
This effect is called "total immersion", referring to the condition of being submerged in another culture and language.
Advantages provided by ASTUR language courses
From our youngest participants aged 9 to ASTUR regulars, all participants benefit from our language courses. Whether you learn in the international environment of a summer camp, together with your class mates or as an individual student; we make it possible for our students to focus on everything that is important when learning a language. The following advantages are included:
Adapting the ASTUR approach to the specific programmes
The ASTUR approach will always be tuned to the specific prerequisites required by our various programmes (Language Camp, Class Trip/Group Travel or One-to-One tuition). This is necessary, not least due to the different frameworks which exist on camp, while doing a language tour or during your One-to-One stay.